kwikshift said:
yup 5 kms per liter... dang i guess there must be something wrong with the way i calculated it... is there like a precise way to measure it coz what i do is i fill the tank up and write down how many liters it took... than i drive it to empty... well not really empty but below the line empty then i measure the distance then i do some math then there..? any suggestions...
peter im from manila
Here's how to calculate miles/kilometers per gallon:
Fill up the gas tank to a predetermined point (for example, when the pump clicks off the first time). Once the tank's filled, reset the trip meter. Then go driving for a while. If you're measuring highway mileage, go drive somewhere on the highway. If you're measuring city mileage, go run some errands or something (city gas use may take a couple of days, but if you're getting as crappy mileage as you say, it might not take that long). Once you've used up a notable amount of gas (at least a quarter of a tank, return to the same gas station pump as initially used, and refill the tank to the same predetermined level.
Here's the formula for calculating gas mileage:
km traveled divided by liters of gas put in.
For example, if you traveled 50 km on 10 liters, you'd have mileage of 5 km/liter.
You don't have to use up all the gas in the tank to do this. In fact, using up all the gas in the tank is strongly discouraged, as it can mess up the fuel pump if you accidentally run dry, or hit a spot in the road where the fuel sloshes away from the fuel pump's intake, causing it to suck air instead of gas. It's for this reason that it's recommended that you keep the tank filled above the 1/4 line in a vehicle at all times.